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101-word stories by Brendan Adkins, Mon-Fri: Fiction for the Attention-Deprived

Last Build Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:12:33 +0000



Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:12:33 +0000

Meredith is haunted by the past, specifically in the form of a poltergeist. It likes to knock things off countertops and shelves when she has company. She’s learned to be quick with her hands and a grin, but even if you catch the falling glass of wine you’re going to get splashed. “Are you supposed […]


Sun, 01 Jan 2017 08:01:34 +0000

Aniridia is wrestling with the end of the world, who has already used four illegal tactics including her teeth. “You can’t win,” whispers the end of the world in Aniridia’s sweating ear. “You can’t even see what winning would look like.” “Yeah,” grits Aniridia, “but it’s the only game in town.” Her teeth are grinding, […]

The Complicit

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 19:49:45 +0000

You make a website with a sign-up form. You stress that it is voluntary. Voluntary! Just until we figure things out. You make a category for the people who go there, who list their mosque, their birthplace. The category is “compliant.” Just so we have that figured out. You bring people in for little reasons, […]


Sat, 06 Feb 2016 22:08:01 +0000

When you pray you burn a sacrifice. It’s the oldest human tradition that isn’t a matter of pure survival, except of course it is a matter of survival, and of keeping something pure. Amy crouches in her cold jacket on the porch she has to leave soon and turns it in her fingers: white paper, […]


Wed, 16 Sep 2015 16:00:58 +0000

“The Union forever defending our rights!” strum the Sirens. “Down with the blackleg, all workers unite!” “Gee, this song is real good,” says Odysseus. “Better untie me, guys! Gotta hear this song!” “Collective bargaining!” says Aglaope. “Strike for a safe workplace and fewer deaths by cyclops!” “C’mon, this guy takes a decade to find his […]